Child Arrangements disputes including children dispute mediation

Disagreements regarding arrangements for children can be challenging and difficult for the family.

We provide pragmatic and empathetic advice. We strive to reach outcomes which are in the interests of the family as a whole.

What our family lawyers do

  • Children arrangements
  • Financial proceedings for children of unmarried couples
  • Child maintenance and financial support
  • International residence and contact
  • Child abduction remedies
  • Applications for permission to remove children from England and Wales

"The team at DMH Stallard are kind, compassionate, knowledgeable, thorough and really do want the best outcome for their clients. I have dealt with numerous members of the team and have found each and every one of them to be this way."

Legal 500 UK 2024

How our family lawyers work

We take a sensitive approach to matters relating to children when advising domestic and international clients on all children related matters and encourage clients to discuss disputed child arrangements wherever possible.

Where an amicable resolution cannot be reached, we will advise you as to what formal steps to take to reach resolution.

We advise in situations where one parent wishes to relocate with the children, whether within the UK or internationally, and we have solid experience of acting for international and domestic clients in child abduction cases, including Hague Convention proceedings.

How we've helped

We acted for a father resident in the United States. The father had holiday contact in the United States with the children who were resident in this jurisdiction with their mother following their divorce. The holiday contact overran and the mother made an application under the Hague Convention for their return. There had been long running difficulties with the mother not providing cooperation with regard to the children’s contact with their father. We were able to negotiate new and satisfactory contact arrangements for the father which were endorsed by the family courts in this country and the children have been able to maintain generous holiday contact with their father.

  • Brighton - Jubilee St

    1 Jubilee Street


    East Sussex

    BN1 1GE

  • Brighton - Old Steine

    47 Old Steine


    East Sussex

    BN1 1NW

  • Gatwick

    Griffin House

    135 High Street


    West Sussex

    RH10 1DQ

  • Guildford

    Wonersh House

    The Guildway

    Old Portsmouth Road



    GU3 1LR

  • Hassocks

    32 Keymer Road


    West Sussex

    BN6 8AL

  • Horsham

    3rd Floor

    Afon Building

    Worthing Road


    West Sussex

    RH12 1TL

  • London

    6 New Street Square

    New Fetter Lane


    EC4A 3BF

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